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    Default NoVA Folks - Top Farriers Who Do Farm Calls

    Hey Guys, who would you say are the top farriers in the NoVA area, in terms of education and experience, who do farm calls. I need a second opinion about about one of my horse's feet and I want someone who is really top-notch, not just the average neighborhood farrier. I know there is always Paul Goodness, but is there anyone as proficient as PG who does farm calls? Any recommendations would be appreciated!



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    I'd call Paige Poss www.ironfreehoof.com She knows feet even if they are shod.

    Regards,

    Kim Cassidy
    NAF, AHA Member



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    I second the recommendation for Paige Poss. She is outstanding.



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    Anyone Else?



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    Jim Kunkel. He is awesome.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eventmom View Post
    Jim Kunkel. He is awesome.
    Second this....he's The Man.



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    Levi Hochstetler, he does an amazing job and is super conscientious, will really take the time to discuss issues with you too. 715-533-0186



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    Doug Anderson www.proformancehorse.com
    Take Your Equestrian Business to the Next Level: http://www.mythiclanding.com/
    Follow me at http://mythiclanding.blogspot.com or http://twitter.com/mythiclanding


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    Thanks everyone for the info. Two Questions:

    1) Can someone give the contact info for Jim Kunkel
    2) How often are Levi Hochstetler and Doug Anderson in the NoVA area

    TIA!



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    I'm not sure how often Doug is in NoVA. I would just give him a call.

    BTW the photos of "Harry" in his before and after are my horse.
    Take Your Equestrian Business to the Next Level: http://www.mythiclanding.com/
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    Levi is based in Bluemont, just past Purcellville (Loudoun Co) give him a call and see, super friendly guy!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sid View Post
    Mark Keppick 540-272-6140
    I would not recommend this farrier - he beats horses (nice horses) with the rasp. He traumatized one of my well behaved horses and he has an arrogant attitude. (Sorry Susan). Other clients who have used him will back this up. It's not my intention to blast anyone here but in this case, be forewarned. I would not give him my business and cannot recommend him.



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    Thanks Everyone.
    I was lucky enough to get Doug Anderson out and he is AWESOME! He's very passionate and caring about getting details of the trim right. He spent quite a bit of time with us, re-trimming our horse ane then answering our questions. He had his laptop with tons of xrays to show us examples of why he made adjustments to the trim. The whole inside of his trailer is a white board, so he can really explain just about anything with great detail.

    His attitude and personality were just lovely - he was happy to answer questions and discuss everything. And anyone who knows me knows that I ask a ton of questions.

    I just can't say enough about great he is!



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    I'm SO glad Doug was able to help. He is the main reason why my horse was able to start eventing again this spring. I'm forever indebted to him.
    Take Your Equestrian Business to the Next Level: http://www.mythiclanding.com/
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